When Amal Alamiddin was unveiled as the woman who captured George Clooney's heart, she not only won over legions of new fans but climbed up the rankings of world's best dressed.

The Human Rights lawyer, who said 'I Do' to Clooney in Venice in September, has raised the style stakes in recent months by stepping out in stunning wardrobe choices, including ensembles by Dolce & Gabbana , Alexander McQueen and Giambattista Valli.

For her star-studded Venetian nuptials she wore a stunning lace dress by the late Oscar de la Renta. Alamiddin's fun and quirky style may be a reflection of the fact that she "takes her work seriously, but doesn't take herself too seriously".

The 36-year-old London-based barrister is now set to go head-to-head with Emma Watson for the prestigious British Style Award.

The effortlessly stylish ladies have been nominated for their ability to embody the "spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital''.

Previous winners of the title include One Direction's Harry Styles and model Alexa Chung.

Also in the running for the accolade are Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, Ralph Fiennes, Keira Knightley and Douglas Booth, Daniel Sturridge David Beckham, models David Gandy, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Kate Moss, musicians Bobby Gillespie, Rita Ora, FKA Twigs, Tinie Tempah, Kate Bush and Jamie Hince.

Notably absent from this year's list was the Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her second child. She did receive a nomination in 2013.

The 2014 British Fashion Awards will take place at the London Coliseum theatre on 1 December. Comedian Jack Whitehall is scheduled to present the annual ceremony.

Who will you be backing for the crown?